Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
DE 91
CT 91
14.2% ABV
Item # 338570

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91 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Lavender, dates, raspberries and shrubs on the nose. The palate is classically structured: high-toned, focused, slightly rustic with a beaming core of acidity that continues through the finish. The tannins are subtle, making the wine overall enjoyable and ready to drink. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "[$75 list] 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Nose: Dark garnet, nearly violet in the glass, the aromatic intensity of this wine is irresistible. Fresh berries and dried cherries comingle with bergamot, lavender, mint, gunpowder, and sage without a single element dominating another. Palate: Fresh and dynamic, with cranberry, cola, and raspberry jam. The acidity is laser focused, the spine pulling the layers of flavor into harmony with the wine’s supple, yet dense, structure. The tannins here serve to elevate not overwhelm the kinetic balance of texture, ripeness, and vineyard character. Finish: Toasted hazelnut and vanilla emerge as the wine leans savory with mushroom, black pepper, and cedar. The Merlot in the blend really shines here with rhubarb, cassis, and velvety softness. Alcohol 14.2%."
91 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Lavender, dates, raspberries and shrubs on the nose. The palate is classically structured: high-toned, focused, slightly rustic with a beaming core of acidity that continues through the finish. The tannins are subtle, making the wine overall enjoyable and ready to drink. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "[$75 list] 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Nose: Dark garnet, nearly violet in the glass, the aromatic intensity of this wine is irresistible. Fresh berries and dried cherries comingle with bergamot, lavender, mint, gunpowder, and sage without a single element dominating another. Palate: Fresh and dynamic, with cranberry, cola, and raspberry jam. The acidity is laser focused, the spine pulling the layers of flavor into harmony with the wine’s supple, yet dense, structure. The tannins here serve to elevate not overwhelm the kinetic balance of texture, ripeness, and vineyard character. Finish: Toasted hazelnut and vanilla emerge as the wine leans savory with mushroom, black pepper, and cedar. The Merlot in the blend really shines here with rhubarb, cassis, and velvety softness. Alcohol 14.2%."
Product SKU 338570
Producer Montelena
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
ABV 14.2%
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